Aersosmith drummer Joey Kramer has re-united with the band, weeks after suing them
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, who was absent from the band for about 7 months, has officially returned. Kramer left the band last April after suffering an injury, but once he’d recovered, he expected to return.
His band mates had other plans.
The band expected Kramer to audition - despite other band members never having to after they had retuned from a break. They wanted to make sure Kramer could “play at an appropriate level”.
Apparently he couldn’t. Aersomith didn’t allow him to return, so Kramer filed a lawsuit against the band. Kramer told TMZ:
Being prohibited from playing with a band that I have given 50 years of my life to supporting, is beyond devastating. This is not about money. I am being deprived of the opportunity to be recognized along with my peers, for our collective, lifetime contributions to the music industry.
Kramer’s legal team requested that he be able to rehearse with the band for upcoming events like the 2020 Grammys and last month’s MusiCares award event. However the band said they felt they didn’t have enough time to rehearse with him, as he “waited until the last minute” to accept their invitation to perform. They told Fox News:
We unfortunately have no time for necessary rehearsals during Grammys week. We would be doing a disservice to him, to ourselves and to our fans to have him play without adequate time to prepare and rehearse.
To be honest, we kind of understand both sides. But things between the band and Kramer must not be as messy as it all sounds anymore. Although a lawsuit was filed just a few weeks ago, Kramer performed with the band on Monday evening in Las Vegas, as part of their "Deuces are Wild" tour.
Kramer is now expected to continue drumming for the band for the rest of their Las Vegas dates. We’re just stoked that the band is back together doing they’re thing.
Watch their performance below.